This year has obviously proven to be very difficult for graduates to get job interviews/offers from the big players. I’ve reached final round assessments to several firms like PwC, but haven’t secured a job offer yet. I’m waiting for responses from a dozen other places but feel that I’m running out of options.
I’ve looked into the various accounting qualifications and decided that the ACA is for me. However, as you know, in order to obtain this qualification, you need to have a training contract.
Long story short, I came across this new qualification called ‘Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business’ (CFAB by ICAEW) which was introduced to act as a ‘stepping stone’ to the ACA qualification.
The good news is that it doesn’t require you to have a training contract and you can take the distance learning/tuition option.
Apparently, the CFAB corresponds to the first 6 modules of the ACA (Professional Stage) and once you have your ACA training contract, you won’t need to redo those modules.
I’m thinking of taking this route which takes about 6 months to complete.
But, would it help me with my applications for these accountancy firms?
What do you guys think? Is it worthwhile?